Endowment Giving


The twin core strengths of St. Andrew's are its people: its socioeconomically diverse student body, and its dedicated and distinguished faculty. As a school founded in 1929 with an explicit and radical mission of educating students regardless of means, we have always believed in the power of the opportunity of St. Andrew's to change the trajectory of a child's life, and that socioeconomic diversity is central to the School's character and institutional health. That institutional health is also dependent upon our ability to attract and retain distinguished scholars as members of the School’s faculty.

St. Andrew's endowment makes possible the existence and presence of these twin core strengths. Investment income from our endowment underwrites St. Andrew's financial aid program and faculty support funds; without our endowment draw, we would not be able to attract the caliber or the diversity of students or teachers we do today. The current and future strength of St. Andrew’s depends on our ability to deepen the School’s historic, generous commitment to financial aid and faculty development.

To make a gift in support of an existing endowed fund, or to establish a new fund, please contact Will Mitchell, Director of Advancement, at 302-285-4210 or wmitchell@standrews-de.org.

How Endowment Giving Works

Endowment gifts can be made directly to the School's original endowment, established by School Founder A. Felix duPont, or to a subsidiary endowment fund that supports a specific financial aid scholarship or academic department. Donors who wish to create a new endowed fund can do so with a minimum gift of $50,000, and may choose the name of the fund and determine its purpose and parameters in collaboration with the School's Advancement team. For a list of existing funds and new endowment fund opportunities, please see below.

The tradition of creating named endowed funds in academic communities reflects a school’s highest ideals and mission. Endowed funds celebrate the essential dynamic that makes great education possible: the connection between gifted, generous, creative teachers and promising, engaged, passionate students.

Endowment Giving for Scholarship Support

New Endowed Scholarship Fund Opportunities

Endowed scholarship funds underwrite St. Andrew's financial aid program. Investment income from endowed scholarship funds pays for some or all tuition for 46% of our current students. The opportunity to create a named endowed scholarship fund begins with a minimum commitment of $50,000.

Fully Endowed Scholarship Fund: $1,000,000 gift

A fully endowed scholarship fund will produce $50,000 annually in year one, to cover full tuition for one student.

Based on a maximum draw of 5%, the fund is expected to grow in perpetuity to keep pace with tuition increases.

Endowed Scholars Program: $250,000 gift

An endowed scholars fund will produce $12,500 annually in year one, to fund 25% of full tuition for one student.

When endowed financial aid funds reach the $250,000 threshold, the School will identify a student recipient of financial aid from that fund, and the student will be asked to share their story with the donor. The identity of the student would be made known to the donor but not to the School community at large, in keeping with St. Andrew’s long-standing commitment to not publicly identify financial aid recipients.

Directed Scholarship Fund: $100,000 gift

A directed scholarship fund will produce $5,000 annually in year one.

Endowed financial aid funds with a value of $100,000 or more may be directed by the donor to support financial aid recipients from a particular geographic region or demographic group. If no recipient specifications are set, proceeds from such a fund would go toward general financial aid support.

General Scholarship Fund: $50,000 gift

A general scholarship fund will produce $2,500 annually in year one.

For a minimum commitment of $50,000, a donor may name an endowed scholarship fund. Past donors have chosen to, for example, name the fund for themselves, for members of their family, for a classmate, or for an entire class. The proceeds from such a fund would go toward general financial aid support.

Existing Endowed Scholarship Funds

Fully Endowed Scholarship Funds

Fully Endowed Scholarship Funds have a minimum value of $1,000,000. Proceeds from each of these funds generate the cost of full tuition for at least one student. A gift can be made to an Fully Endowed Scholarship Fund at any time; to make a gift, contact Will Mitchell, Director of Advancement, at 302-285-4210 or wmitchell@standrews-de.org.

Cristin Colleen E. Duprey ’04 Endowed Scholarship Fund

Created in memory of Cristin Duprey ’04 by alumni, parents, trustees, staff, and friends to support financial aid at the School. Fully endowed in 2010 with a gift from Sophie Stenbeck ’98.

Class of 1977 Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 2009, the Class of 1977 Scholarship Fund was the first class-sponsored scholarship fund able to cover the full tuition need of a single student. The scholarship is awarded to an incoming V Form student for his or her final two years at the School.

Class of 1975 Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 2011, the Class of 1975 Scholarship Fund celebrates co-education at St. Andrew's, which began with the Class of 1975. The Fund is awarded to an incoming V Form girl for her final two years at St. Andrew's.

Norris S. Haselton, Sr. Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1953 by Mr. & Mrs. Norris S. Haselton P’54 for students whose parents are career foreign service officers, in recognition of St. Andrew's history of educating such students. In the event that there are no foreign service families at St. Andrew's, proceeds from this fund are used for general financial aid support.

Endowed Scholars Funds

Endowed Scholars Funds have a market value of at least $250,000, and up to $999,999. Unless otherwise specified, proceeds from these funds go toward general financial aid support. A gift may be made to any Endowed Scholars Fund at any time; to make a gift, contact Will Mitchell, Director of Advancement, at 302-285-4210 or wmitchell@standrews-de.org.

Alumni Memorial Scholars Fund

Established to honor alumni who served their country during World War II. This is now the general alumni fund for financial aid.

Class of 1964 Scholars Fund

Established with a gift from Harry Parker ’64 in memory of his father, and now supported by members of the Class of 1964.

Class of 1984 Scholars Fund

Established by the Class of 1984 on the occasion of its 25th Reunion to support financial aid at St. Andrew's.

Cobb Family Scholars Fund

Established by Bradley D. Cobb ’81 and his mother, Rhoda Cobb, to support financial aid at St. Andrew's.

Edward and Virginia Brinton Scholars Fund

Endowed by Randy Brinton ’64 as part of the Toward the 21st Century campaign.

Elizabeth M. and Daniel T. Roach, Jr. Scholars Fund

Established in 2013 to honor the extraordinary devotion of Elizabeth and Tad Roach to the founding principles of St. Andrew's School. The Roach Scholarship Fund provides future generations of St. Andreans with the opportunity to embrace the full potential of a St. Andrew's education and go on to effect meaningful change in the world.

Frank E. Williams, Jr. ’39 Scholars Fund

Established in memory of one of St. Andrew's earliest graduates by three generations of his St. Andrew's family.

George Fry ’46 Memorial Scholars Fund

Established by a bequest from his mother, Mildred Hart, this fund supports financial aid at St. Andrew's.

Golf Tournament Scholars Fund

Established by the Alumni Corporation Board in 1991, the proceeds of the annual St. Andrew's Golf Tournament are placed in this fund, which supports financial aid at St. Andrew's.

Pfeiffer Family Scholars Fund

Established by the Pfeiffer family, in honor of Victoria ’95, Rachel ’97, Emily ’00, Stephanie ’04, and Andrew ’09, to support financial aid at St. Andrew's.

Seraph Scholars Fund

Established by The Seraph Foundation to support financial aid at St. Andrew's.

William Cameron Memorial Scholars Fund

Established in 1972 upon the death of beloved master Bill Cameron. A scholarship fund was the chosen memorial because, the committee decided, "No bronze plaque could be large enough, no dedicated room spacious enough, and no memorial tower high enough, to perpetuate his memory. A living memorial in the form of a student scholarship—this was the final decision."

William Randolph Hearst Scholars Fund

Endowed by a multi-year grant from the William Randolph Hearts Foundation. The gift was unrestricted, but meant to encourage diversity at St. Andrew's.

Directed Scholarship Funds

Directed Scholarship Funds have a market value of at least $100,000, and up to $249,999. Unless otherwise specified, proceeds from the below funds go toward general financial aid support. A gift may be made to any Directed Scholarship Fund at any time; to make a gift, contact Will Mitchell, Director of Advancement, at 302-285-4210 or wmitchell@standrews-de.org.

Bradford A. Mills ’72 Scholarship Fund

Established by Bradford A. Mills ’72 and his wife Carol to support financial aid at St. Andrew's.

Class of 1990 Scholarship Fund

Established by the Class of 1990 during the Cornerstone Campaign, to provide financial aid for future generations of St. Andreans.

Class of 1991 Scholarship Fund

Created by the Class of 1991 at their 15th Reunion in honor of their class advisor Dave DeSalvo.

Elsie Louise Patterson Fund

Father’s Club Scholarship Fund

One of the earliest fundraising efforts in St. Andrew's history, the Father's Club ventured to raise one full tuition annually.

Gordon Dovell ’41 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 1997 by a bequest from the estate of James ’41 and Helen F. Kay, in honor of his fallen classmate Gordon Dovell ’41, who was killed in Okinawa in April 1945.

John L. Ray ’42 Scholarship Fund

Established in 2010 by John Ray ’42, in gratitude for his opportunity to attend St. Andrew's on financial aid, so that other deserving students may have the same opportunity.

Keating Family Scholarship Fund

Established in gratitude for the experience of Katie ’11 and Wit ’16, to provide future generations of deserving students the opportunity to experience a St. Andrew's education.

Powell Pierpoint ’41 Scholarship Fund

Established by a bequest by Powell Pierpoint ’41 upon his death in 1999.

Thelma Rowland Scholarship Fund

Established by former Board of Trustees President Hick Rowland ’58 in honor of his mother, as part of the Toward the 21st Century Campaign.

General Scholarship Funds

General Scholarship Funds have a market value of at least $50,000, and up to $99,999. Proceeds from the below funds go toward general financial aid support. A gift may be made to any General Scholarship Fund at any time; to make a gift, contact Will Mitchell, Director of Advancement, at 302-285-4210 or wmitchell@standrews-de.org.

Allan J. Henry Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in honor of Allan J. Henry, one of the School's original Trustees.

Amelia and Henry Herndon Scholarship Fund

Created by Henry Herndon ’48 in honor of his parents, as part of the Toward the 21st Century campaign.

Bishop McKinstry Scholarship Fund

Established in 1992 by Jack Maull ’72. Bishop McKinstry was one of St. Andrew's founding Trustees and a leader of the Epsicopal Church in Delaware.

Class of 1950 Scholarship Fund

Endowed anonymously by a member of the Class of 1950, as part of the Toward the 21st Century campaign.

Class of 1954 Scholarship Fund

Established by the Class of 1954 to support financial aid at St. Andrew's.

Class of 1957 George B. "Buff" Weigand Scholarship Fund

Established by the Class of 1957 at their 50th Reunion in honor of their class advisor Buff Weigand.

Class of 1961 Scholarship Fund

Established by the Class of 1961 on the occasion of its 50th Reunion, to support financial aid at St. Andrew's.

Class of 1971 Scholarship Fund

Established by the Class of 1971 at their 35th Reunion, to support financial aid at St. Andrew's.

Class of 1997 Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of Brad Barnes ’97 by his classmates during their 15th Reunion. The Fund will support, in perpetuity, the financial needs of students at St. Andrew's who share Brad's qualities of strong conviction and independent spirit.

First Graduate Scholarship Fund

Established in honor of Frank Townsend ’34 by his wife Lil to commemorate the fact that Frank was the first person ever to receive a St. Andrew's diploma—the result of a lottery among the first graduating class in May 1934.

Hardwick Family Scholarship Fund

Created in 2011 by Monie and Chan Hardwick in honor of their daughters, Thayer ’02, Liz ‘04, and Kate ’07.

Hindle Family Scholarship Fund

Established by the Hindle family, David ’58, Marcia, David, Jr. ’85, Michael ’88, and Jill ’93, to support financial aid programs at the School.

Howard Schmolze Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established upon the death of beloved faculty member Howard Schmolze by alumni and friends.

James A. Berrigan Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 1990 upon the death of Jim Berrigan, father of Mike ’79 and Tom ’74.

James M. Webb and Robert J. Shank ’57 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Created by Bob Shank ’57 upon the death of his stepson, James Webb, and added to upon his own death, to support financial aid at St. Andrew's.

Jay H. Blum Scholarship Fund

Established by his father and members of the Blum family in memory of Jay H. Blum ’84, so that other deserving students may have the same opportunity to attend St. Andrew's.

Murray Scholarship Fund

Created by William T. Murray ’50 P’92, as part of the Toward the 21st Century Campaign.

Randolph W. Talley ’74 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Created in Randy's memory by his parents upon his death in 1996.

Robert T. Jordan ’86 Scholarship Fund

Established by his classmates, family, and friends in memory of Rob Jordan ’86, who died on September 11, 2001.

Walter Hutchison Lee, MD Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established by David and Ginny Butters P’91 in memory of Ginny's father, long-time Middletown physician Dr. Walter H. Lee.

William S. Speers Scholarship Fund

Established by Elaine and Amy Barto ’86 and the Class of 1986 to honor their teacher and mentor. The Fund will provide the opportunity for future generations of students to receive the gift extraordinary teaching.

Endowment Giving for Faculty Support

New Endowed Faculty Fund Opportunities

Named chairs and other faculty support funds are endowed funds that enable St. Andrew's to sustain and strengthen its academic program by attracting and retaining distinguished scholars as members of the School's faculty. Endowed chairs and faculty support funds are part of the permanently restricted endowment; investment returns in excess of the set 5% annual draw are returned to the fund for future growth.

Named Chairs for Department Heads: $1,000,000 gift

Limited to one per department, an endowed Chair provides discretionary support to the Department Chair, allowing him or her to strengthen the curriculum and professional development of the department, subject to the Headmaster's approval. Presently St. Andrew's holds two named Chairs: the Dean of Faculty Endowed Chair, established in 2004, and the Stuart Chair in English, established in 2010 (see Existing Faculty Funds for more details).

Named Faculty Support Funds: $500,000

Named faculty support funds provide for professional development or other expenses related to a particular department or area of academic concentration, as directed by the donor.

Named Faculty Enhancement Funds: $50,000 - $250,000

Named faculty enhancement funds are used to support general faculty professional development work.

Existing Endowed Faculty Funds

Endowed Chairs

Endowed Chairs have a minimum market value $1,000,000. Proceeds from Endowed Chair funds provide discretionary support to the Department Chair, allowing him or her to strengthen the curriculum and professional development of the department. A gift may be made to any Endowed Chair Fund at any time; to make a gift, contact Will Mitchell, Director of Advancement, at 302-285-4210 or wmitchell@standrews-de.org.

Merrill M. Stenbeck Headmaster's Chair

The Merrill M. Stenbeck Headmaster’s Chair was established in 2010 by a gift from Cristina ’95 and Alexander Fitzgibbons to honor the memory and legacy of Cristina's mother, Merrill M. Stenbeck, and to allow the Headmaster "to foster an extraordinary culture of loyalty among our faculty and continue to retain the very best teachers to guide our students during these crucial years of their lives." Proceeds from the fund supplement the Headmaster's Mission and Leadership budget. The use of the proceeds is at the discretion of the Headmaster as approved by the Board of Trustees.

Dean of Faculty Endowed Chair

Established in 2004 in appreciation of William S. Speers to honor his work as Dean of Faculty, and to celebrate his 25 years on the faculty. This Chair provides income to support the work of the Dean of Faculty.

Stuart Chair in English

Established in 2010 by Robin and Sandy Stuart P’09 to honor and strengthen the tradition of great teaching at St. Andrew's. The Stuart Chair provides support to attract, retain and nurture the professional development of the English faculty.

Endowed Faculty Support Funds

Endowed Faculty Support Funds have a market value of at least $500,000. Proceeds from Faculty Support Funds provide for professional development or other expenses related to a particular department or area of academic concentration, as directed by the founding donor. A gift may be made to any Endowed Chair Fund at any time; to make a gift, contact Will Mitchell, Director of Advancement, at 302-285-4210 or wmitchell@standrews-de.org.

Bishop Philip Cook Fund

Established in 1991 by his son John Cook ’45 in honor of Bishop Cook, one of St. Andrew's Founders.

Belk Endowment for Global Studies

Established in 2010 by the Belk family to support innovations in academic courses, including Advanced Study in Global Studies, and to develop new courses designed to help students examine their roles as global citizens. The Belk Endowment for Global Studies will also underwrite outside speakers and leaders in residence to bring important global perspectives to campus and to our students.

Robert Colburn Director of Athletics Fund

Established in 2004 by alumni, parents, and friends of St. Andrew's, in honor of Bob Colburn's unprecedented leadership and service to St. Andrew's. The Colburn Fund helps support the work of St. Andrew's athletic directors.

Faculty Enhancement Fund

Established by parents of current students and parents of alumni with gifts to the Cornerstone Campaign, this fund celebrates and supports the dedication of St. Andrew's faculty to their students.

W. Hollingsworth Whyte III ’35 Fund

Established by Penny Wike P’86,’89 to honor the accomplishments of distinguished scholar and urban planner Holly Whyte ’35.

Walden Pell II Memorial Fund for Faculty Summer Study

Established to honor Dr. Pell upon his retirement, this fund supports the summer study of faculty working toward their MA or PhD.

Endowed Faculty Enhancement Funds

Faculty Enhancement Funds have a market value of at least $50,000, and up to $249,999. Proceeds from these funds are used to support general faculty professional development work. A gift may be made to any Faculty Enhancement Fund at any time; to make a gift, contact Will Mitchell, Director of Advancement, at 302-285-4210 or wmitchell@standrews-de.org.

Albert Nalle Memorial Fund

Created with memorial gifts for Albert Nalle, a Trustee and parent of the School.

Blackburn Hughes, Jr. Fund

Created by Cap Roberts ’62 in honor of English teacher and beloved St. Andrew's master Blackburn Hughes, as part of the Toward the 21st Century Campaign.

Corridor Masters Weekend Fund

Provides endowment to underwrite the stipends of faculty in residence on dormitories.

Davis A. Washburn Fund

Established in 1992, in honor of Dave's retirement from St. Andrew's, in recognition of his service to the School.

First Girls Fund

Established by the Class of 1975 to commemorate their role as the first co-educational class in St. Andrew's history, the First Girls Fund provides faculty support at St. Andrew's.

G.C. Voorhees Memorial Fund

Established by an anonymous donor in honor of faculty member Coerte Voorhees, as part of the Toward the 21st Century Campaign.

George A. Broadbent ’41 Fund

Created by Billy Paul ’64 in honor of George Broadbent ’41, one of St. Andrew's great masters, and subsequently enhanced by alumni who want to honor the legacy of Uncle George.

Melvin H. Peters Fund

Established by Phyllis W. Peters P’66 to honor her husband, Melvin H. Peters P’66. This fund provides income for faculty enhancement.

Robert Stegeman Professional Advancement Fund

Established upon the retirement of Bob Stegeman, former Dean of Faculty, to provide income for faculty summer study.

Susan Battin Endowed Chaplaincy Fund

Established in 2005 by B. Norris Battin ’54 in memory of his wife, to support the professional development of our chaplains and religious studies faculty.

Special Endowment Funds

Amanda Leyon ’95 Memorial Fund for Creative Writing

Established by her family and friends, this fund helps underwrite the creative writing program, and provides an annual prize for outstanding student work in creative writing.

Charles H. Welling ’45 Prize Fund

Established by his classmates in memory of Charlie, a great writer, this fund supports writing programs and provides an inter-departmental prize awarded each year to the student who excels at interdisciplinary, non-fiction writing.

Crew Endowment Fund

Established by parents, alumni, and friends to create perpetual support for St. Andrew's crew program and to assure funding for team travel and modern and safe equipment.

Davis A. Washburn ’44 Endowment for Noxontown Pond

Established by the Class of 1956 at their 50th Reunion in honor of their class advisor, to promote the long-term health of Noxontown Pond.

Distinguished Alumni Fund

Created by the Class of 1959 on the occasion of its 50th Reunion, to bring the annual recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award (given each year at Reunion) to campus during the following School year to engage with students.

Ernie Greppin ’85 Memorial Crew Fund

Endowed in memory of Ernie Greppin ’85, an avid rower, to provide additional income for the crew program.

Haroldson Music Fund

Established in 2012 by Katherine and John Haroldson in honor of their daughters, Sarah ’09 and Katherine ’12. The Fund supports an annual master class and guest performance by renowned string ensembles, designed to enhance the skill and understanding of our student musicians and to broaden appreciation for music among all students.

Mary Durkin Fund for Student Life

Established in 2013 to celebrate the life of Mary Durkin, a devoted mother who nurtured generations of St. Andrew's students. The Mary Durkin Fund for Student Life provides funding for special trips, on-campus events, and student activities that provide current and future St. Andreans with the opportunity to laugh, dance, and cherish friendships.

Michael Loening ’50 Outdoor Fund

Created in 1981 in memory of Michael Loening ’50 with a gift from the Chichester duPont Foundation, to be used for student outdoor recreation and off-campus activities.

The Rooney Library Fund

Established in 1990 by the estate of James R. Rooney and his son James R. Rooney II ’45, and augmented by general gifts to support the Library.

William H. Amos Life Science Fund

Established in 2004 by the Class of 1974 to honor their class advisor Bill Amos, and to support faculty and students studying the limnology of Noxontown Pond.

Endowed Lectures

Levinson Lecture Fund

Endowed by David N. Levinson ’53 and his family to provide an annual lecture in history, politics, economics, or related social science fields.

Mein Ethics Lecture Fund

Endowed by a group of donors in honor of the retirement of the Rev. Canon P. Simon Mein, this fund provides a bi-annual lecture on ethics for the students and faculty of St. Andrew's.

Payson Art Lecture Fund

Established in 2005 by Joanne and John Whitney Payson, in honor of John’s mother Joan Whitney Payson, and to celebrate the graduation of their daughter Joan from St. Andrew’s. This fund provides biannual lectures by notable art historians, and in alternate years supports the installation of an art exhibition for the benefit of the St. Andrew’s community.

William A. Crump, Jr. '44 Endowed Physics Fund

Endowed by William A. Crump, Jr. ’44 to provide an annual lecture by an eminent physicist, and additional funds to improve the physics program.

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